Job opening

Posting Title:System Administrator
Job Location: Philippines
Skill Required: IT And ICT,
Preferred Experience: 1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 15th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

Job Purpose

We are currently looking for a part-time System Administrator who will work on high-performance computing, local and cloud environments for scientific computing in bioinformatics, computational genetics, genomics, and crop informatics.

Key outputs/deliverables:

  • Detailed, novel analyses performed
  • Results interpreted from the genetic, molecular biological, and biochemical perspectives
  • Manuscript(s) written and published in peer-reviewed, open access internationally recognized journal(s)
  • This engagement will be based at the IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Philippines.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will ensure that the hardware and software environments are well-maintained and accessible to users
  • He/she will also be responsible for installing/updating system software, managing users, and ensuring timely and accurate backups of necessary data archives
  • He/she will install/maintain software packages for various bioinformatics/omics analyses and databases
  • He/she will work with colleagues at ASTI-DOST on shared resources and facilitate strong ties/interactions with sysadmin colleagues at PGC-Diliman and UPLB (KOICA project)
  • He/she will work with IKS on ensuring our cloud computing instances are maintained, and that security of the system(s) within the institute’s intranet follows all policies
  • Qualifications
  • Experience in system administration of both hardware and software for high-performance clusters (Kubernetes, SLURM, Docker, Singularity)
  • Familiarity with databases, web applications, and software packages for computational biology and bioinformatics
  • Use and administration of cloud computing

Skills Required


  • Excellent analytical, language, programmatic, computational, and statistical skills
  • Familiarity with Linux/Eunice’s, Shell scripting, R, programming languages, security of systems

Languages: English, computer languages (e.g. shell, C, Python, Ruby)


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